newscricketa day ago

SL vs NZ | Tim Southee to lead New Zealand as Kane Williamson, Trent Boult rested for Sri Lanka T20Is

Kane Williamson and Trent Boult have been rested for the T20 leg of the ongoing Sri Lanka tour, which led to Tim Southee being appointed as the skipper In Williamson's absence. The team has also had the likes of Tim Seifert and three spin options in Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle and Ish Sodhi.
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newscricket2 days ago

ICC Test Rankings | Steve Smith moves up to second spot to close in on Virat Kohli

Steve Smith has managed to make his way past New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and is now the second-ranked batsmen in Tests, just nine points behind leader Virat Kohli. Many other Englishmen and Australians made big strides forward in the rankings owing to their performances in the ongoing Ashes.
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newscricket3 days ago

SL v NZ | The wicket got slower, not harder in the fourth innings, says Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson has reckoned that the pitch got progressively better for batting with the turning ball not spitting at batsmen as is usually the case in Galle. Sri Lanka chased 268 in the fourth innings courtesy of skipper Dimuth Karunaratne’s 122, to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.
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newscricket3 days ago

SL vs NZ | Batting got easier once the ball got old, reveals Dimuth Karunaratne

Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, who struck a classy century in the fourth innings to guide his team to victory against New Zealand, has revealed that batting became easier once the ball got soft and old. Karunaratne's ninth Test century helped his team take a 1-0 lead against the Kiwis.
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newscricket9 days ago

It’s been an amazing year, but the success is all down to Kane Williamson, says Gary Stead

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead admits that his first year with the Kiwis has been amazing, but puts all the success down to the leadership of Kane Williamson. New Zealand will kick off their ICC World Test Championship on August 14 with a two-match away series against Sri Lanka.
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newscricket15 days ago

ICC Test Rankings | Steve Smith goes past Cheteshwar Pujara to climb to third sport

Australian run machine Steve Smith has climbed up to the third spot in the latest ICC rankings, going past India's Cheteshwar Pujara. After not having played Test Cricket for 16 months, the Australian announced his comeback to red-ball cricket with twin centuries against England at Edgbaston.
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newscricketa month ago

"Kane Williamson deserves it and gets my vote" - Ben Stokes turns down New Zealander of the year nomination

Ben Stokes has come forward and stated that it doesn't serve right for him to be nominated for the "New Zealander of the Year" award, and that he wants everyone to instead vote for Kane Williamson. Stokes was born in Christchurch, but moved to England as a 12-year-old to pursue his career.
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newscricketa month ago

Ben Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year award

Man of the match in the World Cup final against New Zealand, Ben Stokes has been nominated for New Zealander of the Year award, as confirmed by the chief judge Cameron Bennett. In the minutes following the final, news about Stokes’ Kiwi roots had been circulated throughout social media.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Williamson sees the game from an entirely different perspective, reckons Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar was all praise for New Zealand captain Kane Williamson as he explained the manner in which manages to stay calm and positive irrespective of the situation. He further revealed what he told him after the final while admiring his efforts in leading the Black Caps to the final.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | We pride ourselves on being a scrappy team, says Lockie Ferguson

After yet another close contest in the final, their fifth in the tournament, Lockie Ferguson has said that the Kiwis pride themselves in their ability to scrape through to the end in every game. However, Ferguson admitted that losing the World Cup final that way was a tough pill to swallow.
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